MOMMYHOOD: What is "the quiet power?"

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I am really looking forward to my summer vacay in the country, and I am REALLY NOT looking forward to the upcoming school year that's about to start. The rest of the year is just utter and complete chaos with wall to wall obligations. I try to keep summer slower for our family. But even summer can get busy as we try to keep up with our gardens, families, summer craft projects, home projects, entertaining, blogging and camps.

A wonderful email with a poem showed up in my inbox this morning by Tara Sophia Mohr (she is this lovely, amazing writer and women's inspirational coach /speaker-check her out!), and it just completely resonated with my need (and hope) to enjoy every last day of summer I have. It's a call to stop checking off to-do-'s on my list in a race against school start and cold weather. The poem is reminding me to be. Be in the moment, and enjoy it for what it is. And in doing that, I can be a giving soul to the ones I love around me. If I keep running, I will run on empty, with nothing left to give myself or others.

Be in the moment, those simple everyday tasks. There is great joy in simply living, breathing...being.

Thank you, Tara, for sharing your writing.


The Quiet Power
By Tara Sophia Mohr

I walked backwards, against time
and that’s where I caught the moon,
singing at me.

I steeped downwards, into my seat
and that’s where I caught freedom,
waiting for me, like a lilac.

I ended thought, and I ended story.
I stopped designing, and arguing, and
sculpting a happy life.

I didn’t die. I didn’t turn to dust.

Instead I chopped vegetables,
and made a calm lake in me
where the water was clear and sourced and still.

And when the ones I loved came to it,
I had something to give them, and
it offered them a soft road out of pain.

I became beloved.

And I came to know that this was it.
The quiet power.
I could give something mighty, lasting,
that stopped the wheel of chaos,

by tending to the river inside,
keeping the water rich and deep,
keeping a bench for you to visit.

Love, Tara

Tara is conducting a writing workshop, and there is a link if you wish to sign up. If you wish to get some of her inspirational writing and musings, follow her here:
twitter: @tarasophia

Join Tara for an in-person, one-day writing workshop this summer. Click HERE to learn more.

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